A TD Father’s Day Podcast – From Atlanta

 

Greetings from Atlanta!

My son, Daniel, knows my heart.  He knows I love my family.  And he knows my mind is always thinking of how to edify those under my spiritual care.  So, for Father’s Day, he produced a 12 minute multi-generational podcast for me that kills 3 birds with one stone – 1) his introduction honors me (while leaving me laughing); 2) the message honors my father, K.C., who raised and led me to my Eternal Father; and 3) through this podcast, you will come to understand who I am and why I am the way I am better (you’ll learn a lot about me that you didn’t know); which will help us both, as I attempt to push you, challenge you, lead you, cheer for you, support you, teach you, provide for you, protect you, inspire you, equip you … to love, honor, cherish, and live for your Eternal Father in a fuller and more meaningful way.

So, click on the icon above and enjoy!  I hope it will be an encouragement to you. Thanks, Daniel! – Arthur

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You Don’t Want to Miss TD This Week!

Hey TD!

Have you been given “the talk” by a parent or adult yet? Or maybe it was even a well-meaning teacher or counselor? It’s awkward and uncomfortable, isn’t it?

I read an account recently of one father who sat his son down to give him “the talk.” Instead of describing it for you, I asked Daniel if he would re-enact it with me on a podcast. Here’s how it went:

Not everyone has been given “the talk” and not everyone thinks that way, of course, but many do.  And some are your friends.  How can you help them? By coming to TD this Friday!

I will not only help you understand the issues really clearly, but I will help you learn how to dialogue with family, friends, and acquaintences more effectively about them.  I assure you, it will be worth your while.  See you then! – Arthur

* thanks to Richard Everett for providing the content of “the talk” in his writing, “Yes, Father” in Soundbites.

A Father’s Sacrifice

As a father, both physically and spiritually, my eyes and ears are always attuned to stories about fatherhood, mentoring, and sacrificing for the next generation.  As Jim Daly writes, “At the core of our faith we see a Father’s sacrifice, and we see the second Person of the Trinity give His life for us.”  In this video, we see the moving story of the Vander Woude family, who experienced this kind of father’s love and sacrifice.  It raises issues and about the value of human life – like, are some lives more valuable than others, if those lives have more “ability” and potential?  Is it really better to lose the head of your family for one who probably won’t make much of a visible and measurable contribution to the family and society?  Tough questions.  Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts. – Arthur